This blog is about my life. Nothing special, really. Just real-time, everyday stuff. My husband of many years calls me “Squirrely Shirley.” He knows me best. I have a very serious, analytical side to my personality, but if you look hard and long enough, you can catch me with my gown up. My five grown kids call me “Mother Dear,” “Boog,” “Sarge,” and “Can I have $20?” They think that I think I’m perfect, and, well, I’m almost there. Being sarcastic here… There are so many things I love, like good music. I love hearing and singing close harmony; I can sing all parts; I like traditional instruments and non-traditional alike. I like sewing and needlework and quilting. I like my flower gardens and painted metal chairs. I enjoy taking pictures of anything and am learning the fine art of videography and photography. My home is littered with books – autobiography/biography, fiction, non-fiction, how-to, reference, Bible in several versions, magazines. Now, I’m not such a packrat that there’s no walking room. I keep a fairly decent house and, now and then, can whoop up some mean vittles. Most of all, I love my family and extended family which now numbers 30-something, but supremely, I love the Author of Life, The One Who made my life a reality, The One Who forgave my sinful ways and saved my soul, The Way, The Truth, and The Life – Jesus. And that’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it.